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Past and present collided (sometimes literally) at the 50th anniversary celebration of men’s soccer at Berry. More than 100 alumni and friends turned out, including a trio of former head coaches – Bob Warming, Bob Pearson and Bret Simon – who helped establish the world’s most popular sport on the world’s largest campus. Joining them was Dr. Ouida Word Dickey (50C, FFS), wife of the late Garland Dickey (42C, FFS), the athletic director under whose leadership men’s soccer was added in 1962.

As part of the two-day event, organized by current coach Richard Vardy, the alumni booters had an opportunity to test their skills (not to mention their fitness level) in a series of scrimmages against each other and the varsity players of today. To glimpse Berry’s soccer pioneers in the prime of their careers, click here to view the extended highlight video prepared by Coach Vardy that was shown at the anniversary banquet.

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Start stretching now, men’s soccer alumni, because a celebration a half-century in the making is now less than a month away! Former coaches Bob Warming, Bob Pearson and Bret Simon are among those planning to be in attendance April 13-14 for the 50th anniversary of men’s soccer at Berry. Join your old (okay, not that old) coaches for a weekend of food, fun and, yes, soccer. Bring your memories … and your cleats! The accompanying video should provide all the inspiration you need. Watch it, then click here to RSVP.

If you have questions, call at 800-782-0130 (toll free) or email alumni@berry.edu.

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